I wasted my first couple hours on the computer looking at Google +, Facebook and Twitter with a little youtube thrown in. I wonder how folks like Steve Jobs start their Saturday. Are the uber successful lazy bums like me on a Saturday morning? Does Jobs ponder his last obsessive design to be released, the Iphone 5?
To be fair to myself, I did get up at 7 AM and get showered and dressed for the day. I listened to some Dr. Dre + Eminem + Skylar Grey (Damn she kicks ass) and pondered my last beer I brewed. Monitoring the mash temp from the top I observed the temp drop a couple degrees early then much more rapidly in the last 15 minutes but the internal showed a pretty steady temp. maybe 1 degree drop.
This made me ponder reality a bit. If I had only looked at the surface temp I would have believed the entire mash temp had dropped 8F over the hour. Had I only looked at the internal temp, I would believed the whole mash was a steady temp. Two different realities I could argue as the whole story.
This made me think how simple we humans are. As long as we have a shred of reality, we can assume and fully believe all of it is real and true. Simple and so easily manipulated. This made me think of 9/11 and the terrorists. How easy were they manipulated? How easy is it to manipulate those drawn to ground zero?
This made me think of something I remember the late Freddie Mercury one say. It was something like this "The reason we're successful? My overall charisma, of course". Charismatic people tend to attract followers. I really liked Bill Clinton. He was quite charismatic. Looking back, I am not sure I would be so keen on everything he did.
After all this thinking, I did realize I need to add some dry hops to my happily, charismatic beer. That is one thing to do today. Another is to shop for a new BBQ. Mine is 20 years old and is still working quite well but needs about $100 in repair. Replace or repair is the question. It is a Weber and is remarkably well constructed. If replaced, it will be with another Weber!
I think I will prepare another double espresso and watch some US Open Tennis and think more about what else I can do today.
My thought at this moment "Smack that, all on the floor".